Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– Part 3

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VITAMIN C is the vitamin of the week. Citrus fruits usually come to mind when we consider Vitamin C but veggies like broccoli, red peppers and Brussel sprouts are very high in vitamin C with strawberries and kiwi as other significant sources. Vitamin C is best known as an antioxidant but it’s very helpful in collagen production, which is the framework of our bones as well as helping the body to absorb iron.  Brain health including neurotransmitter production that affects our moods require Vitamin C.  Also, our immune system, skeletal system and brain health are supported by Vitamin C. There is a common theme that most vegetables have a variety ways they help the body stay in balance inside and out.

 

Simply Easy Tip: 

Combining some fruit and veggies in a salad, like red peppers and strawberries, gives a nice source of vitamin C.

 

Simply Supportive: Ultra Potent-C 500

During the winter months, we often need more anti-oxidant support. Adding a Vitamin C supplement along with a plant-based diet is a proactive strategy to stay well. Ultra Potent-C 500 is an exclusive, patented formula designed to enhance the utilization of vitamin C.

 

Simply Delicious: Roasted Broccoli & Red Pepper

Ingredients:

6 cups broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place broccoli florets, sliced bell pepper, sliced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper on a jelly-roll pan; toss to coat. Bake vegetables at 400° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring after 5 minutes.

 

Adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-broccoli-bell-pepper

 

 

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